Project Room: The Missing Arm

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Project Room: The Missing Arm

602 Moulton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
November 3rd, 2007 - November 24th, 2007
Opening: November 3rd, 2007 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

downtown/east la
Open by appointment unless otherwise indicated per exhibition.

…this was not the familiar arm that extends the hand towards the door knob, the spoon or pencil. It was not the tool that feeds the mouth, or measures the distance between here and there. The arm became uncanny; a new symbol. It was and was not me.

The work I present at RAID is meant to show a process of reclaiming mastery over a part of my body that was temporarily knocked out of an idea of selfhood. I’ve created a series of sculptures, writings, and drawings of bones and muscles that are also characters from a story I was told while in the waiting room at the County hospital. I am searching for a way to show how the retelling of an experience might function to heal the body. Conversely; how might retelling that story gradually bury new information about selfhood that is internal, perhaps only detectable during that brief window of time when a body repairs itself.